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 Go West, Young Man

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter begins with a description of Webb's move to Chicago where he worked as a jeweler. Webb married Laura Conger in Chicago on May 4, 1870, but she disappeared the night of the Great Fire. It ... More


A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2: The Conflicted Ozarks

Brooks Blevins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042737
eISBN:
9780252051593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042737.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A History of the Ozarks, Vol. 2: The Conflicted Ozarks focuses on the long era of Civil War and Reconstruction, stretching roughly from the 1850s through the 1880s. The book begins with an analysis ... More


 Singing from the Right Songbook: Ethnic Identity and Language Transformation in German American Hymnals

Otto Holzapfel

in Music in American Religious Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173048
eISBN:
9780199872091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173048.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

German-language hymns and hymnals played a foundational role in American Protestant life, providing historical counterpoint to the English Protestant traditions. By the eve of World War I, ... More


Coda: Three Fragments

Simon Gikandi

in Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140667
eISBN:
9781400840113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140667.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes three events. The first is Republican representative from New York James Tallmadge Jr.'s proposed amendment to the to the bill seeking to grant statehood to Missouri. On ... More


Holmes: International Law and American Federalism

Mark Weston Janis

in America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

We have already met American federalism. States rights and slavery, our ‘peculiar institution,’ tore the Union apart in the 19th century, and engendered an intellectual and legal battle over the ... More


Struggling to Reach Out: St. Silas Lutheran Church

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

September 11, 2001, moved a Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregation to face the global and local realities of Islam. Although congregational leaders agreed on the ultimate goal of saving Muslim ... More


Domesticating a Doctrine: Catholics and Lutherans

Peter J. Thuesen

in Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195174274
eISBN:
9780199872138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174274.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

Despite their longstanding mutual hostility, Catholics and Lutherans shared a history of internal strife over predestination and a robust sacramentalism that set them apart from other American ... More


Slavery and Union

WILLIAM DUSINBERRE

in Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Polk's purpose in securing the speedy annexation of Texas had been to expand plantation slavery into that vast domain. But this was not his aim in provoking war with Mexico; instead, Polk's principal ... More


Introduction: Rediscovering a Local Legend

Annalies Corbin and Bradley A. Rodgers

in The Steamboat Montana and the Opening of the West: History, Excavation, and Architecture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032542
eISBN:
9780813039244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032542.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The identification of the steamboat Montana in September 2002 in the Missouri River near St. Charles, Missouri, by an East Carolina University (ECU) research team unlocked a tantalizing opportunity: ... More


The Public Image of Miranda and Why It Is Incomplete

Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Mary L. Pitman

in The Miranda Ruling: Its Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730902
eISBN:
9780199776986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730902.003.001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Two recent Supreme Court decisions are examined in depth to illustrate the inconsistencies and other problems in the current application of the Miranda ruling. Conflicting values of due process and ... More


Compromising for the Sake of Expansion

Alexander Tsesis

in For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195379693
eISBN:
9780199949847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379693.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

The Democratic-Republican Party dominated politics during the first quarter of the nineteenth century, with Thomas Jefferson as its leader for much of that period. This era of seeming political ... More


Foothold on the Frontier

Sarah A. Curtis

in Civilizing Habits: Women Missionaries and the Revival of French Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394184
eISBN:
9780199866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394184.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter follows Philippine Duchesne to Missouri, where she and her RSCJ companions established girls' schools in and around St. Louis and St. Charles. Duchesne struggled against American ... More


Facts and Opinion

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Focusing on the earliest histories of slavery and emancipation in Massachusetts, this chapter traces the historical significance and political utility of the argument that slavery ended through a ... More


Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book blends personal narrative with reflections on history, literature, and popular culture to provide a lively and provocative look at who Mark Twain really was, how he got to be that way, and ... More


Impacts of Forest Management on Amphibians

Rochelle B. Renken

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0048
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Researchers with the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service, and cooperating universities (University of Missouri-Columbia, ... More


The Matter of Hannibal

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

in Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter describes Mark Twain's Hannibal, the physical setting of his most famous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huck Finn, and his inspiration for countless others. ... More


When They Blew the Levee: Race, Politics, and Community in Pinhook, Missouri

David Todd Lawrence and Elaine J. Lawless

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817730
eISBN:
9781496817778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817730.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this ethnography of a destroyed town in southern Missouri’s Bootheel region, authors David Todd Lawrence and Elaine J. Lawless examine two conflicting narratives about the flood of 2011—one ... More


Great Opportunity

Joe B. Hall, Marianne Walker, and Rick Bozich

in Coach Hall: My Life On and Off the Court

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178561
eISBN:
9780813178578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178561.003.0019
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is about Joe B. leaving Regis after six years and transferring to Central Missouri. Then he receives a job offer from Coach Rupp to come to UK as first assistant coach. Joe, thrilled, ... More


Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War

Michael Fellman

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064711
eISBN:
9780199853885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064711.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the Civil War, the state of Missouri witnessed the most widespread, prolonged, and destructive guerrilla fighting in American history. With its horrific combination of robbery, arson, torture, ... More


“This Nebraska Business Will Entirely Denationalize the Whig Party”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On December 14, Iowa's Democratic Senator Augustus Dodge introduced a bill to organize the area west of Missouri and Iowa into a Nebraska Territory. The seemingly innocuous bill was immediately sent ... More


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